July 13, 2011

Cute Commuters

As I've mentioned before, I LOVE feedback from ES readers.  It was recently requested that I put together a post on commuting shoes, which I thought was a great idea.  Living in NYC, I commute everyday by foot/subway.  Even when I lived in Pittsburgh, a much more car friendly city,  I still had a long enough walk from the parking lot to work that would have been treacherous in heels.  The good news is, there are SO many cute commuter friendly shoe options.  I personally think any comfortable flat you own works great, but some shoemakers (i.e. Cole Haan and PUMA) are making "sneaker" ballet flats (see #1, #3, and #7) that are perfect for anyone who is looking for a little more support in their step.  Additionally, Tieks makes an awesome commuter shoe that actually folds up for easy storage in your purse, suitcase, etc (#8).   Below I have picked out some of my favorite styles of shoes that can be worn to and from work, as well as on the weekends.  Almost every style comes in a wide variety of colors and prints, so be sure to peruse the sites.  With options like these, there is no excuse for white sneakers and black tights to ever be worn again!


  1. PUMA Karlie Ballet Flat - SALE $59.99
  2. Tom's Gold Glitters - $54
  3. Cole Haan Women's Air Tali Flat - $137.50
  4. Sperry Angelfish Slip-On Boat Shoe - $85
  5. Miss KG Lychee Flat Ballet Pump - $77.58 
  6. Asos Leila Canvas T-Bar Pumps - $43.10
  7. Cole Haan Air Eliza Quilted Ballet - $148 
  8. Tieks by Gavrieli Foldable Ballet Flats - $235


  1. I just ordered the Air Tali's. Super cute. Great find!

  2. Do they have any such footwear for guys? Not necessarily for commuting, but for when it's raining/snowing...I don't want my nice shoes getting ruined...Are there male rain boots, I guess is my question?

    Appreciate the help!

  3. That is great Melissa! And yes there are definitely male rain boots - I will add it to my list of Men's Post ideas. Thanks for the feedback!